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EU’s Guersent says immunity applications ‘magically’ rise as agency takes ex officio route to cartels

By Khushita Vasant
  • 06 Mar 2024 14:57
  • 06 Mar 2024 14:57
The EU's antitrust authority is witnessing an increase in the number of immunity applications from cartelists since officials rejuvenated enforcement through ex officio investigations, the bloc’s top competition enforcer said today.
The agency is investigating four or five no-poach agreements, Olivier Guersent said at a conference.*

“Ever since we rebuilt

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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